Our Team

Charles Chase | March Chase | Wendy Ashburn


Charles C. Chase started his career in real estate development in 1974. He focused on residential land development, creating more than two dozen communities in the Northern Neck area of Virginia. Chase created the first waterfront townhome community in Northumberland County on Indian Creek.

In 2001 Chase started acquiring and developing self storage properties. Over the next five years he had assembled a portfolio of Plantation Storage facilities with over 302,000 square feet of storage.

In mid 2009 Chase felt that the self storage industry’s third-party management model needed some improvement. With his son, March Chase, they formed Southeast Management Company with the mission to focus their attention and energy with an owner’s viewpoint always at the forefront. From December 2012 to December 2019 Southeast Management Company grew to manage twenty self storage facilities from Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, and Alabama. In addition, SEM has expanded their services to include feasibility studies, consulting services, and site selection assistance.


March Chase is President of Southeast Management Company. Throughout his career, March has covered all aspects of the industry from the Facility Management level, to District Management, to Director of Operations, Vice President, and now President.

Having lived in the Carolinas for well over two decades, March has served as Vice President for the South Carolina Self Storage Association, as well as Vice President and a 2-term President for the North Carolina Self Storage Association. March has been a contributor writing several articles over the years for industry magazines, such as Mini-Storage Messenger and Inside Self-Storage. March has also been a speaker at State Association events and National SSA Tradeshows. Additionally, March is also an owner and investor in several self-storage facilities.

Having had the unique opportunity to work with some of the industry’s top companies and personnel, March offers a well-rounded, balanced, and informed sense of knowledge to owner-client relationships.

Senior Vice President/CFO

Wendy Ashburn is Senior Vice President and CFO for Southeast Management Company. Her career spans an impressive 30+ years in the accounting field. Throughout her career, she has had the privilege and experience of working with small “mom and pop” operations to large non-profit corporations.

This wide range of experience and knowledge in the accounting field makes her uniquely qualified to ensure accurate and timely information is provided for our clients. Wendy enjoys dancing, swimming and vacations in warm climates. She has one adult daughter and lives in Weems, VA.

Our Mission

Southeast Management Company is committed to providing the highest level of service, working with the most talented and skilled professionals, ascribing to the highest standards, using the most sophisticated systems available while working in an enjoyable environment.

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